Common Replacements

PLEASE NOTE: THESE COMMON REPLACEMENTS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT ALONE TO INCREASE PASSWORD STRENGTH.

 Symbols

  • @ for A
  • ! for I or L
  • $ for S
  • % for P
  • # for N
  • & or + for the word and
  • ~ for the word not
  • ^ to indicate upper case
  • | for the word or

Numbers

  • 1 for I or L
  • 2 for T
  • 3 for E or M or W
  • 4 for F
  • 5 for S
  • 7 for T or L or J
  • 8 for B
  • 0 for O

Valid symbols are not standard across websites, I would recommend sticking with these:

~!@#$%^&*()+={}[]|\<>/?

When deciding on which replacements to use, be sure to keep it simple:  use a one-to-one relationship. (Do not use the same number or symbol for more than one letter and do not assign more than one number or symbol to any one letter)

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